This is a student project by Brian Burtch and Jen Dort from Autumn 2009.
The second year of the graduate program is devoted to practice. Studios focus on materiality and organization, and are supported by courses in systems and theory. Design projects are large in scale with hybrid programs on complex urban sites.
First quarter projects are a thorough investigation of an institutional or infrastructural program on an urban site that also engages issues of landscape. The second quarter concludes the core studio sequence with an urban housing project that approximates the demands of professional practice while offering alternatives to conventional solutions. During the third quarter, second-year students join their first-year colleagues in the vertical studios.